Varley: police chiefs forum was a success

THE annual Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police Forum that was held in Pago Pago, American Samoa, last week was a successful one for the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). Police Commissioner Matthew Varley said the meeting with other police chiefs across the Pacific was productive for our police force. “The theme of that meeting…

WEST BACKS CHINA MOVE

THE Western Provincial Government (WPG) has officially declared its strong stance for the country to formally switch ties from the Republic of China (ROC) – Taiwan to Peoples Republic of China (PRC). In a press statement issued by the WPG media officer Brian Beti over the weekend, the Western provincial executive has announced its support …

Tests show VFresh Water is of ‘quality’

ONE of Honiara’s bottled water companies, VFresh Beverage Production, has been given a clean bill of product quality. Tests the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) carried out on VFresh bottled waters this month confirmed this. “…yes I can confirm that we’ve done tests on VFresh water and the results show they’ve met the health requirement,”…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Murder accused to face High Court tomorrow* Suspended officer to be sentenced * Mabo to front court today Murder accused to face High Court tomorrow   THE man accused of the murder of another man at Renbel Province in April will be facing the High Court for the first time tomorrow. Bruno Sapa who faces…

Hou pleased with CLTS program 

THE Minister of Development Planning and Aid Coordination Rick Hou was pleased with the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) program in North Malaita. This followed a combine visit by the Minister of Health and Medical service Dickson Mua and Mr Hou to North Malaita last Saturday. Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is an innovative methodology…

Australian Defense Minister visits Gizo

AUSTRALIAN Defense Minister Linda Reynolds on Wednesday made a three hour stop over in Gizo, Western provincial capital.  She was accompanied by Minister for National Security and Correctional Services Lanelle Tanangada, the Australian High Commissioner Roderick Bazier and other top government officials. She inspected a guard of honour at Gizo seafront following her arrival. Speaking during…

NTU: student allowances already processed in July

GOVERNMENT sponsored student studying in the Philippines have had their August allowances processed last month. That’s according to the National Training Unit (NTU) within the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development. NTU clarified this following media report that claim the students were starving because their allowances have not been paid. “Payment of students’ allowances…

Temotu murder suspect remanded

THE suspect in a murder incident at Aoto Village, in Utupua, Temotu Province on 13 January 2019, has been further remanded in custody following a mention appearance in the Magistrates Court at Lata on 16 August 2019. The man in his 40’s has been remanded at the Lata Correctional Centre as police investigations continue into…